R&D Engineer - Whole Vehicle


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R&D Engineer - Whole Vehicle

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.  Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars.  Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining.  In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises.  We are all in, dedicated on our ambition.  Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive, performance.

Personal attributes

In order to succeed at Polestar, you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the ability to build effective working relationships across multiple disciplines is paramount.  Attitude is everything at Polestar, we are always pushing boundaries and in order to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind to endless possibilities.

At Polestar, we don’t work like a traditional automotive OEM.  We are a young, diverse, and inclusive company with our roots in Swedish culture, looking to change the way the industry works.  We believe in being truly sustainable and are looking for people who share our vision of improving the world around us.

Key responsibilities

  • Support proposal of new development projects that align with the Vehicle Attributes team, Advanced Engineering team and Polestar as a business.
  • Be involved with horizon scanning of technologies and novel approaches to solving industrial problems across the EV (Electric Vehicle) sector.
  • Undertake active, innovative Engineering research work focused primarily on Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 1-9, and able to demonstrate industrial project delivery.
  • Generate novel, high value IP ideas and realise these through research & literature reviews, development of proof-of-principle prototypes, performance testing and iterative design refinement.
  • Support capture, documentation and filing of patent applications.
  • Create new, and improve upon existing, best practices and processes within the team.
  • Act as Technical Lead for projects where required; ensuring work meets or exceeds agreed requirements, within agreed budgets and timescales.
  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills & critical thinking to project execution and delivery.
  • Formulate, frame, and manage R&D projects from a technical and project management standpoint.
  • Contribute and support senior colleagues in the business and technology strategy.
  • Co-ordinate collaborations with external technical partners, including academic institutions.

About you

  • Degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline with an appreciable level of industrial experience.
  • Capable of performing hand calculations to provide initial design direction and confidence in simulation results.
  • Teamcenter PLM experience is advantageous.
  • An in-depth understanding of key vehicles attributes such as - Vehicle Dynamics, NVH, Range & Efficiency and Thermal & Climate.
  • Should have experience of the full product lifecycle, from concept through to vehicle launch
  • Strong team player who can work effectively with other cross-functional teams and business functions to achieve the best possible results for the product / programme.
  • Excellent oral communication skills and excellent written and verbal presentation skills for technical report writing and visual presentation.
  • Ability to effectively apply all skills in a fast-paced challenging industrial research environment within a team of experienced professionals. Ability to work independently and use own initiative.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic; ability to work to project plans and prioritise own tasks.
  • Genuine interest in making efficient, sustainable products.
  • Willing to take responsibility and make decisions based on best judgement where data is not available.
  • Highly skilled user of Catia V5 is desirable.

Is this you?  If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application.  We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

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